Star Citizen registers 4,924 organizations in first 12 hours

Star Citizen's crowdfunding effort has surpassed $37 million, while its recently-launched Organization-system has seen 4,924 registered groups in the first 12 hours, with ShackFleet among them.

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Star Citizen's crowdfunding continues to hit new cosmic heights, hitting $37 million and counting. In addition to these numbers, Chris Roberts also revealed the amazing response to the game's new Organization system, noting that 4,924 new organization groups have been created in the first 12 hours since the feature's launch.

The breadth of the Star Citizen community continues to astonish," wrote creator Chris Roberts on the Star Citizen website. "You've taken up our charge and are creating something truly unique."

A recent Star Citizen blog post explains the Organization system in full, which operates similarly to a standard clan system. Players input their registration information and a ten-digit ID in order to create an organized group for themselves and their friends. Organization heads give ranks to various members and can communicate with one another through the new live chat system. More features are slated to be phased in throughout the coming months, including multiple membership, visual charts, and fleet views.

It should also be noted that our own ShackFleet was among the first to take advantage of this new feature, with an organization of 162 members and counting.

Star Citizen remains in alpha, with its next step to open up the Tanga System nebula, as part of its promised stretch goals. The game is eyeing a 2015 release window.

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    January 22, 2014 1:30 PM

    Ozzie Mejia posted a new article, Star Citizen registers 4,924 organizations in first 12 hours.

    Star Citizen's crowdfunding effort has surpassed $37 million, while its recently-launched Organization-system has seen 4,924 registered groups in the first 12 hours, with ShackFleet among them.

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      January 22, 2014 1:51 PM

      3305 Local.

      A member-driven, democratic organization established in 2001.

      Come see why we're a different kind of org.

      http://robertsspaceindustries.com/orgs/3305

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          January 22, 2014 1:59 PM

          As a longtime shacker ('04 I think) I'd be down to join, but honestly, I've been running w/ 3305 since about a week after its inception.
          Oh, I'm also the chapter president for Star Citizen :)

          [3305] Longscope

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            January 22, 2014 2:00 PM

            Oh, you know you want to. Come, come join the cockside of star citizen.

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            January 22, 2014 2:02 PM

            Good thing that multiple organization membership feature is coming down the line, isn't it?

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              January 22, 2014 2:33 PM

              if so, that could be a clusterfuck in terms of monitoring for spies, heh.

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      January 22, 2014 2:10 PM

      thanks for the article Ozzie!

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      January 22, 2014 2:35 PM

      I still love you, Ozzie.

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      January 22, 2014 8:11 PM

      Is there a breakdown of the total number of backers? I'd like to know what the average donation is.

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        January 22, 2014 8:31 PM

        Front page of RSI has the number of backers and total raises. Simple math should get you the answer you crave.

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        January 22, 2014 8:39 PM

        $37,093,240 raised by 369,362 Star Citizens, so about $100 each.

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        January 22, 2014 9:07 PM

        The average is $100.42 from the current numbers on the front page: $37,094,695 divided by 369,378 people.

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      January 22, 2014 8:51 PM

      Hopefully we can just enjoy the game in SP and not be hassled by other players. If that's not the case, this might as well be Eve Online, and as such, I'll cheerfully pass.

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        January 23, 2014 7:44 AM

        You can. There's the Squadron 42 single player story, which they say is larger than any of the Wing Commander games.

        Alternately you can setup your own server and only invite select people, or no other people, to play there.

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          January 25, 2014 7:26 AM

          Oh whew! Thanks for that info, Vertdang. That's a relief.

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            January 25, 2014 1:17 PM

            no problem.

            If you ARE looking for a decent group of guys to play with (no smacktards, etc)

            I've been playing with 3305 Local since 2001.

            Come check us out...

            http://robertsspaceindustries.com/orgs/3305

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              January 25, 2014 1:18 PM

              nm. I see I put that upthread too :D

              We WILL be hosting a server of our own, most likely. we have the capacity for it.

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